Austin Assault Injury Lawyer
Being assaulted can be a terrifying experience. If you need to visit the hospital or your family physician to seek treatment for the injuries you sustained during the attack, it can also be extremely expensive.
Fortunately, you may not have to eat the cost of those medical bills. With the help of an Austin assault injury lawyer at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, you might be able to sue the offender and recover a financial settlement that will cover your expenses.
How the Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP Legal Team Will Help You Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
The attorneys here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP in Austin believe that assault victims should be well-compensated for the damages they sustain during an attack. When you hire us to represent you, we will fight to get you the money you need by:
Gathering Evidence on Your Behalf
Your personal injury case is only ever as strong as the evidence you can present to support the claims that you are making. If you do not have much evidence, you may struggle to claim the compensation you deserve. If you have a lot of proof, on the other hand, you are much more likely to succeed.
Having worked on countless personal injury cases over the years, our experienced attorneys know exactly where to look to find the evidence you need to prove your case. When you hire us, we will review surveillance footage, interview witnesses, and do whatever else it takes to improve your chances of being awarded the compensation you deserve.
Negotiating with the Other Party
As your civil case rolls along, you will almost certainly be contacted by the other party or their insurance company with an offer to settle. Unfortunately, their initial offer is likely to be quite a bit lower than the true value of your case. To get them to improve upon it, some negotiation will be needed.
The lawyers here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP have years of experience negotiating settlement deals. As such, we know exactly what to say to encourage defendants and their insurance companies to make their offers more attractive. When you hire us, we will work diligently to get you financial compensation.
Representing You in Court
If your case cannot be settled, you will need to go to court. There, a judge and jury will review your case and decide if you should be awarded any compensation – and how large your check should be.
Our skilled trial attorneys can help you improve your chances of emerging successful from your trial. Our knowledge and experience will allow us to argue your case in a way that will truly resonate with the judge and jury.
If you would like to enlist the services of a Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP assault lawyer, all you need to do is give us a call and set up a free consultation. Once we meet with you, we will be more than happy to review your case and provide you with more information about exactly how we can help.
Common Injuries Sustained in Assaults
Instances of domestic violence, assault, and battery can result in a wide range of injuries. Some of these injuries are relatively minor, while others are much more severe.
A brief list of some of the most common injuries sustained in the commission of an assault offense would include:
Fractures to the ribcage, wrist, ankle, tibia, and radius are all extremely common in physical altercations. These injuries may occur if the victim falls to the floor, trips while running away, or is struck with a deadly weapon.
Fractured bones can be incredibly painful. Most victims are able to make full recoveries within a few months. However, some will need to deal with chronic pain for the rest of their lives.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Assault victims who are punched in the head or struck in the skull with a weapon may suffer a traumatic brain injury. Such injuries may also occur if the victim falls and hits their head.
Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to cause lifelong disabilities such as blindness, deafness, and reduced motor skills.
Spinal Cord Injuries
If a victim is attacked from behind or is pushed to the ground during an assault, there is a chance that they could suffer a spinal cord injury.
Relatively minor injuries to the back can cause the victim to be in extreme discomfort for weeks or even months. More severe spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, can lead to them being completely paralyzed for the rest of their lives.
The eye is an extremely sensitive part of the human body. As such, if it is punched or struck with a weapon during an assault, it can become injured very easily.
Depending on how and where the eye is impacted, victims could walk away from an assault having lost the vision in one of their eyes. In particularly severe cases, they may even lose the eye entirely.
The lawyers here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP have been helping the people of Travis County and Williamson County fight for compensation for their injuries for years. If you would like us to do the same for you, just give us a call and set up an initial consultation at our Austin law office.
Compensation in Assault Cases
The compensation doled out to victims of assault in the state of Texas is largely dependent on the extent of their injuries. If their injuries are somewhat minor, the amount of financial restitution they receive is likely to be small. However, if their injuries are serious and long-lasting, their settlement check will almost certainly be quite sizable.
Most compensation payouts after assaults include funding for at least a few of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
To learn more about the compensation that you can expect to receive if you pursue a personal injury suit, all you need to do is reach out to the team here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP. Our experienced attorneys can review your case and provide you with an accurate estimate.
Who is Liable for Damages in Austin Assault Cases?
In the majority of assault cases, the offender is the only person or entity that can be held liable for any incurred damages. In some situations, however, it may be possible to file suit against third parties, such as:
When you enter a store or restaurant, the property owner has a responsibility to keep you safe. If you are assaulted by another customer while carrying out your business, the owner has failed to meet their obligations and you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them.
Concert venues and malls often employ private security companies to keep their patrons safe while they are on the premises. If you are attacked while under the care of such a security team, you may be able to hold them liable for your damages.
The Offender’s Employer
When you interact with an employee at a business, you expect to be treated with respect. You certainly do not expect to be physically attacked. If you are assaulted by an on-the-clock employee, you may be able to file a lawsuit against their employer.
The best way to determine who is responsible for your injuries is to set up a free consultation with a Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP attorney. When we meet with you, we will provide you with the answers to all of your most pressing questions.
Does the Offender’s Criminal Case Have any Bearing on the Civil Case?
In the state of Texas, an offender’s criminal case can have a sizable impact on any potential civil proceedings. For instance, if state prosecutors choose to press assault charges against an offender, the arrestee cannot be sued in civil court until their criminal case has reached a conclusion. If a civil case has already begun, it is generally “stayed” until the criminal case has been finalized.
Neither a guilty nor a not guilty verdict in a criminal trial can prevent a victim from pursuing compensation through the civil courts. However, it is worth noting that any “findings of fact” outlined in the criminal case can generally be introduced as evidence during the civil proceedings. This practice is known as “collateral estoppel.”
For more information about how your compensation claim is likely to be impacted by any potential criminal charges, please contact reach out to the Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP legal team. Our experienced lawyers can give you a general overview of what to expect during your case.
Call an Austin Assault Lawyer at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP Today
If you need an attorney to help you fight for compensation after an assault, please do not hesitate to contact the experts here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP. Our law firm has been providing outstanding legal representation to the people of Austin for years, and we would love to do the same for you.